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6.28.2008

I'm wishing I had a good Stick It quote right now..

I accidentally watched Stick It, the gymnastics movie about rebellion on the uneven bars today.

Sometimes things like that happen when I go home for the weekend, where there's the magic of cable television. Woops.

In better news, I have a new second cousin, a little boy who's probably going to grow up to be a hunter. (News 'better' because he was born healthy, not because of the future hobby hypothesis..)

Also, I've finally gotten around to uploading some pictures I took on my trip to NYC, which I'll post below.

I think I could live there for about a year, which has become my tentative goal for the year after next. That gives me roughly enough time to save up for the first month's rent (har, har!)


























LinkMost of those shots are from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, n00bs!), some from St. Patrick's cathedral, and some just from the streets. I have yet to upload my shots of the Mermaid Parade on Coney Island. They should be pretty good.

See also: 'flamboyant', 'glitter', and 'nudity'.

Off to research how many pages are involved in my "Must Read" quest. Or I might watch Terminator II, which just came on.

6.27.2008

Off the charts, my mood ring is black.

..has been for much of the day. I do not know what black means, because I don't feel sad or have any thoughts that go with general negativity. I'm actually sort of happy; I mean, it's Friday, and I'm about to be away from this place. It's a beautiful day outside, and I will actually get to see some of it this after noon.

So why the black mood ring? Perhaps it's the state of the world..price of gas..the fact that I can't have a pet..my student loans..who knows. Maybe my hands are just cold.

The countdown begins: Server has been down since yesterday around lunch at work, and yet I still have to be here.. It is currently 2:36 which means I have about 2 hours to go before freedom. (Possibly only an hour and a half..fingers crossed.)

Back to the "Must Read" list of books, I wonder if an audiobook would count? I found a site that has several! My initial thought is yes it would count: hearing the book would mean you know what it is about, could summarize it in conversation, look smart, etc. However, I think I may go with no it does not count: when hearing things being read aloud for long periods of time, listeners tend to block out what's going on and daydream instead. When I refer to 'listeners', I am of course referring to myself and no one else. My mind wanders.. It's doing it right now.

Through the course of today, I've had the leisure of reading several short stories from my Nonrequired book. I've also Stumbled across several cool sites. (But really, when do you not find something really on Stumble?)

I found this, which piqued my interest for a few minutes, because it combines two thoroughly awesome things: craft materials and break dancing. Word.

After work, I will be taking back the streets at a sports bar with some coworkers. I'll have the "Snake Bite". Guinness and some type of cider, which may sound as bad as a real snake bite, but is in fact quite tasty. I'm on the edge of my seat.

Also on schedule this weekend: finally getting around to going through my NYC pictures.

It is now 3:49 and I'm trembling with pre-weekend work apathy now. Time to shutdown.

In case those pictures did not load with links, the first is from gapingvoid.com, and the second was done on graffiticreator.net.

Books: For lack of a more creative post title.

I found this slightly intimidating list of books "I must read before I die" and decided it would be an interesting goal to try and read all of them.

I perused the list and found that I have already read 14 of them, and I own but have not read 4 others. Also, there are many of these books available on Fullbooks.com, a nice site that holds lots of classics to read for free on your computer.

Now, if I read 20 books a year (based on the math that I have read 10 books thus far this year, and it is about half over), I could be through this list in approximately 49.3 years to complete this list. That being said, some of these books are incredibly long and probably will take more than my standard two-and-a-half lead time on leisurely reading a book.

This time frame of 49+ years alloted is not too intimidating, as I have the knowledge that I will die in September of 2076 at the age of 91.

I realistically anticipate that this goal will go unfulfilled, but I will try anyway.

I am currently reading The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007 Edition, Edited by Dave Eggers.
Is it on the list: Appropriately no..making it full-circle Nonrequired.

This is fantastic, by the way; I had heard of these collections before, but not bothered with them until I found one half off at the Strand in NYC. Not only is it pretty good reading, but also: it has a comic in it, along with some really entertaining "Best Of" lists at the beginning.

Out for now, maybe I'll work on this list after I finish Nonrequired..